Tisbury Birthday Block Party Celebrates Summer
Chloe Reichel
The Tisbury Street Fair began in 1971 to commemorate the town’s third centennial. The annual event is a place for Islanders and visitors to mix and mingle.
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Tisbury Street Fair Is Blockbuster Party
Vivian Ewing
The Tisbury Street Fair takes place this Saturday, July 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The popular event the celebrates the town's founding in 1671.
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Tisbury Street Fair Will Celebrate Founder Cora Medeiros
Heather Hamacek
This year's Tisbury Street Fair has been proclaimed Cora Medeiros Day after the fair’s founding mother and longtime selectman who died in May. The fair begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
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When the Block Party Is a Birthday Party
Alex Floyd
The Tisbury Street Fair is an annual event celebrating the town’s founding. This year Tisbury turned 344. Since the fair’s origins in 1971 to celebrate the town’s third centennial, the event has always been a time for everyone on the Island to come together for food, music and fun following the holiday festivities of the Fourth of July.
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Tisbury Birthday Bash Fills the Street
Colette Lathan

Tisbury’s 343rd birthday party was a hit for all those invited, and that included the whole Island.

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Tisbury Throws Itself a Birthday Bash With Street Fair

Tisbury is throwing itself a birthday party and everyone is invited. The annual street fair, featuring face painting, a dunking booth, vendor displays and plenty of food, will take place tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Established in 1971 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the town of Tisbury, the fair is now in its 42nd year and regularly draws a crowd of thousands.

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Tisbury Street Fair Plays Host to Crowds in Search of Fun on a Festive Midway
Joshua Sabatini
By 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the cars that usually line Main street and Union street in Vineyard Haven were gone. One hundred and twenty-five booths lined the two streets instead, and by 6:30 p.m., with the official start of the Tisbury Street Fair, waves of people filled downtown.

Entering the street fair from any direction revealed a scene of excitement and smiles.

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Tisbury Street Fair Draws Thousands

Tisbury Street Fair Draws Thousands

Festivities Celebrate All Things Vineyard in July Highlight


A stroller entering the 31st annual Tisbury Street Fair was overwhelmed from every direction by the sounds of music, the wafting scents of foods - from raw oysters to crispy fried chicken - and the sights of wares pushed by shop owners, educational displays, glow sticks, balloons and painted faces.

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Tisbury Throws Itself a Grand Birthday Bash: Annual Street Fair Attracts Festive Throng
Mark Alan Lovewell

Like most Island cocktail parties, the Tisbury Street Fair was slow to start. An hour into the annual town celebration though, and it was standing room only.

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish rocked through the evening. Youngsters danced in the middle of the street in front of the band. Many of the Island's nonprofit organizations sold T-shirts, raffle tickets and plenty of food on the sidewalks.

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Tisbury Street Fair Draws Throngs for a Rain Check

Tisbury Street Fair Draws Throngs for a Rain Check


Put off a day due to the torrential rain, the town of Vineyard Haven staged its birthday celebration with the usual overabundance of food, drink and merry making that make the Tisbury Street Fair a summer tradition of the first magnitude. And the delay worked out just as well: Saturday evening the skies were blue and the sun warm, a welcome setting for the fair, now in its 34th year.

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